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With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. 

  • This dramatic ride takes you east from the bustling market town of Skipton with its impressive Castle and regular outdoor market, along quiet lanes through beautiful countryside, ending at the magnificent ruins of Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales.

  • This is a mostly off-road route that links the busy Whipps Cross area to Stratford Station, providing a quieter alternative to the heavily-trafficked roads in the area, making it ideal for less confident cyclists and walkers looking for a pleasant route to the shops and transport links of Stratford.

  • This coastal route links the two lighthouses of Souter and St Mary's and features a ferry crossing at the River Tyne Estuary on the Shields Ferry.

  • This great family ride takes you along the coast where you can admire the fabulous beaches of Worthing and Brighton on one side and the South Downs in the horizon on the other. 

  • This circular route connects three of the commons in southwest London, Clapham, Wandsworth and Tooting Bec. Each has plenty to offer, so you can stop along the way, or do it as a non-stop ride.

  • The Spen Valley Greenway uses a disused railway line running near the River Spen between the towns of Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike, eventually linking to Bradford.

  • Starting in the ancient university town of St Andrews, the route follows National Route 1 on minor roads through rolling Fife countryside to the village of Strathkinness, before returning to St Andrews on traffic-free cycle path.

  • The Stratford Greenway links the attractive town of Stratford-upon-Avon with the village of Long Marston.

  • This ride is mainly traffic-free with no steep gradients and takes in a variety of landscapes from the flat marshes and cider apple orchards around Yatton, steep wooded valleys and a tunnel through the Mendips, to historic Axbridge and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.

  • Beginning in Stonehouse in the Stroud Valley, this delightful traffic-free route follows the line of the old Midland railway and provides a welcome alternative to local busy roads.

  • Following the wide curving sweep of Swansea Bay, this route offers fantastic views across to Mumbles Head and the start of the Gower Peninsula. Starting at Swansea Marina, the path follows the coastline to the Victorian seaside town of Mumbles along the route of the former Mumbles railway.

  • A fun ride in south west Wales that showcases some of the areas rich, industrial heritage and beautiful natural scenery.

  • The Swiss Valley Cycle Route follows a disused railway line that climbs gently from the Millennium Coastal Park into the rolling hills above Llanelli past the peaceful Lleidi Reservoirs and on to Cross Hands.

  • This section of the Taff Trail travels between Cefn Coed Viaduct and Pontsticill Reservoir.

  • The Tamsin Trail provides a circuit of Richmond Park in south west London, connecting park entrances at Roehampton Gate, Robin Hood Gate, Kingston Gate, Ham Gate, Richmond Gate and East Sheen Gate. It is almost entirely car free, a perfect route for families and less confident cyclists. A very attractive route in any season, the route takes you away from the hustle and bustle of south London.

  • The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.

  • This is a beautiful flat, road ride around the Aberdeenshire countryside.

  • From Tayport a railway path follows the southern shore of the Firth of Tay to the Tay Road Bridge which is crossed using the elevated cycle path in the centre of the bridge. On the Dundee side of the bridge a lift takes you and your bike down to ground level and to the route through Dundee Docks (security pass required). The traffic-free shoreline promenade and quiet roads lead to Broughty Ferry and Broughty Castle.

  • This short ride takes you on a tour of the Tees River, taking in the Transporter Bridge and Britain's newest and largest RSPB site at Saltholme.

  • This mostly traffic-free route links the town of Telford with the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge, which contrasts natural beauty with industrial heritage.

  • This section of National Route 1 is largely traffic free along the Thames riverside and passes some of east London's key landmarks including the Thames Barrier and the O2 Centre (formerly known as the Millennium Dome).

  • This short and spectacular ride into the heart of the popular seaside resort of Saundersfoot takes you from a quiet wooded valley, along a wonderful raised promenade up above the crashing waves of Carmarthen Bay and through a series of short tunnels carved into the cliffs.

  • The route travels along the former Formartine and Buchan railway in Aberdeenshire. This fairly level cycle path starts in Dyce and continues up to Maud where the route splits and you have the choice of taking a northern route to Fraserburgh or an eastern route to Peterhead.

  • An urban adventure through the heart of Caerphilly taking in the mighty Caerphilly Castle and some fantastic pit stops.

  • This splendid family friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.